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Did the Binance Breach Really Occur, And Who is to Blame if it Did?

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On August 7, Binance is the world largest cryptocurrency exchange as at today (based on its 24hrs trade volume), was reported to have been hacked. This was said to have occurred when an unscrupulous person had gained access to a massive chunk of the Exchangers Know Your Customer (KYC) data. The hacker was reported to have demanded 300 Bitcoins (which is worth approximately $3.5 million as at the time of this report) after gaining access to about 10,000 personal photos from the Exchanger’s website, threatening to release all the data at his disposal.
It is noteworthy to state that the perpetrator of this hack had set up a couple of dedicated telegram groups where he was said to have allegedly released these sensitive materials. Although the group has since shut down permanently, the Exchanger had taken drastic measures to nail any further moves by other miscreants. However, seeing that there were no digital watermarks, there are no doubts regarding the authenticity of this material. The Binance security team had a follow up with an official statement:
“At the present time, no evidence has been supplied that indicates any KYC images have been obtained from Binance, as these images do not contain the digital watermark imprinted by our system.”
The CEO of Binance sent out a tweet:


The cryptocurrency Exchanger had claimed that all the images that have been released so far could be dated back to February and that this stunt was simply old news with a new spin, a time when the Exchanger was still making use of third party service to be able to provide KYC services. The Exchange had also tried to get the supposed perpetrator to disclose how he gained access to pull off the breach or give any irrefutable evidence to his claims, instead, he simply continued to demand 300BTC which further leads us to believe that this might have just been a bluff

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Bitcoin is expected to hit $89k, but not soon – Edward Igberaese 

Engr. Edward also revealed some top altcoins to watch out for. He named Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), EOS, and some DeFi coins. He also said Ether is expected to rise even further.

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According to Engr. Edward Igberaese, bitcoin is expected to reach $89,000 however this figure might not be realized soon. He said this on Inside Blockchain on CryptoTvplus on Monday 23rd November, 2020

He said Bitcoin (BTC) might experience a pull back before heading to $89,000. 

He called the current movements as spikes due to new people coming into cryptocurrency. The FOMO is also a contributing factor to the spike. 

He said bitcoin is expected to go down before it will go high. He said this isn’t the time bitcoin will get to $89k.  It will go very down before going up. 

He warned that people shouldn’t put all their money in bitcoin right now. He advised people to take profit.

Nobody takes profit and goes broke – Edward Igberaese, Leader Satoshi Africa

Engr. Edward Igberaese also revealed some top altcoins to watch out for. He named Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), EOS, and some DeFi coins. He also said Ether is expected to rise even further. 

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How a First Time Bitcoin Trader Made 10% Profit in 10 Days

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A first time cryptocurrency trader shares her story of how she made 10%  profit from her first trade on Luno. 

The lady who goes by the name Deborah Ugboro and resident in the oil rich Delta state, said she was at first hesitant to buy bitcoin because she had heard several stories of how people lost their money either at the point of buying or trading bitcoin. 

She said, despite the evident warnings around, the enthusiasm for bitcoin and cryptocurrency generally was not doused and considering her background in finance, it was becoming clear that this is the future of finance. 

According to Deborah, she bought her first bitcoin at the end of October, 2020 on Luno after she sought help from people who knew about cryptocurrencies to enable her navigate the new territory.

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She also transferred some to the Bitcoin Savings Wallet Luno recently launched to help her earn interest on her bitcoin. Ten days later, she was able to sell off and made a profit of 10%.

When asked how she felt after making her first crypto profit, Debbie (as she wanted to be called) said she was “happy and excited.” And while she has had her doubts in the past; now, she “wants to learn more ways on investing in cryptocurrency.”

Concluding our session, Debbie said with a smile “It feels good to be a winner.”

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JP Morgan Chase CEO, Jamie Dimon Is Still Closed to BTC  

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Although the CEO of JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon, is set to not having anything to do with crypto, he has highlighted that the nascent technology that runs it, Blockchain technology, will play a fundamental role in how the finance sector will run in the nearest future. He remains adamant on not stashing his monies in Bitcoin, the premier crypto.

Jamie Dimon highlighted how JP Morgan Chase as an organisation is set to support Blockchain at the New York Times’ DealBook Conference on the 18th of November 2020.

According to him, “We (JP Morgan) will always support blockchain technology.”

The company’s view is that the nascent technology is on it’s course to evolve the finance sector.

The CEO of JPMorgan Chase notes that:

“The blockchain itself will be critical to letting people move money around the world cheaper,”

In fact, JP Morgan had just recently released its “JPM Coin”. The coin was made to facilitate wholesale banking payments.

As at press time, Dimon has still not disclosed why he is not open to stashing his monies into Bitcoin (BTC, +1.64%).

He maintains his stance that the crypto sector, particularly BTC will be under tight government surveillance.

Although a number of financiers have stashed their hard earned monies in the crypto sector in high hopes that it will be more financially viable than gold, Dimon is still not convinced to tour the Bitcoin investment path.Edit with the Docs appMake tweaks, leave comments, and share with others to edit at the same time.NO THANKSUSE THE APPJP Morgan Chase CEO, Jamie Dimon, Is Still Closed to BTC

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